National energy-saving scheme could reduce bills

The Australian Government investigates the merits of a national Energy Savings Initiative.

2 May 2012 | A national scheme could require energy companies to help households implement energy saving measures.


Price discrimination inquiry

Parliamentary inquiry to demand answers for price discrimination.

30 Apr 2012 | Federal Labor politicians are seeking answers as to why Australians pay more than shoppers overseas for products that are exactly the same.


Egg Corp scrambles to set new standard

Free range egg standards are back in the spotlight.

24 Apr 2012 | Free range egg standards are back in the spotlight with the Australian Egg Corporation announcing it would increase maximum hen stocking densities to to 20,000 birds per hectare by the end of April.


New poll shows alcohol confusion among Australian drinkers

Two thirds of Australian drinkers underestimate what a standard drink is

23 Apr 2012 | Two thirds of Australian drinkers underestimate the number of standard drinks in a bottle of wine, according to the results of a new poll.

Susan Ryan

Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture 2012

The Hon Susan Ryan AO outlines the obstacles facing older people using the web

23 Apr 2012 | Each year, CHOICE invites a prominent Australian to deliver the Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture to ensure Ruby’s legacy as a champion for Australian consumers. On March 14 2012, the lecture was delivered by The Hon. Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner with the Australian Human Rights Commission.


Airline Customer Advocate takes off

The new scheme is set to make complaint resolution fairer, but doesn't go far enough.

23 Apr 2012 | The Australian Airline Customer Advocate Scheme will launch later this year, but as an industry-funded body, it's no guarantee of complaint resolution.


New Flybuys lifts off

Coles Group’s new Flybuys program is set to take off around Australia, but is it worth buying in to?

19 Apr 2012 | Coles has revamped its tired loyalty program to entice customers in the fiercely competitive supermarket industry. We crunch some numbers to see if there is any value.


Electricity price reduction advice

Prices may be on there rise but there are things you can do to keep control of your bills.

13 Apr 2012 | Electricity prices are continuing to rise but here's how you can reduce your bills.


Big fat loophole for food claims

Proposed crackdown on ‘fat free’ claims must extend to all fat content claims.

3 Apr 2012 | CHOICE wants proposed rules that would restrict ‘fat free’ and ‘% fat free’ claims on food packaging to be extended to cover all claims about fat content.


Front-of-pack food labelling talks begin

Governments and stakeholders turn attention to front-of-pack labelling design.

3 Apr 2012 | CHOICE has met with key industry groups, and government officials to discuss the development of a single front-of-pack food labelling system.

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